TZONIS, Alexander

North American Architecture since 1960: From populism to dirty realism

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Date: Tuesday 16 January 1996
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Running time: 91 mins

A lecture held in celebration of the publication of Architecture in North America since 1960 by Richard Diamond, Liane Lefaivre and Alexander Tzonis. The buildings under discussion have been selected for their strong identity, their uniqueness, and for the paradigmatic role they have played in the development of North American architecture, however subtle or controversial these roles might be. From Mies van der Rohe and Louis Kahn, through an examination of work by Venturi, Eisenman, and Gehry, alongside younger practitioners such as Carlos Jimnez and Eric Owen Moss, Tzonis offers new critical insights into the debates surrounding architecture today. Alexander Tzonis is the chair of Architectural Theory at the Technical University of Delft and the author of numerous books and articles on architectural theory, history and design.



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THE AA RECEIVES THE POWER TO AWARD ITS OWN DEGREES

The Architectural Association receives Taught Degree Awarding Powers by the Lords of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

The Architectural Association (AA), the oldest independent school of architecture in the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce that it has been granted the power to award its own degrees. As of 1 October 2019, the AA has the right to establish new academic programmes and degree awards and is working to create some of the world’s most pioneering courses in architecture to shape and build the future.

Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP) give UK higher education institutions the right to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Prospective students worldwide can apply to the AA Foundation Course (Foundation Diploma), Experimental Programme BA(Hons), Diploma Programme (MArch), and nine taught postgraduate programmes encompassing History and Critical Thinking in Architecture (MA), Projective Cities (Taught MPhil) and Sustainable Environmental Design (MSc/MArch), amongst others.

AA Director, Eva Franch said, ‘since our founding in 1847 we have never ceased to create new horizons, institutionally and academically. This is a significant milestone for the AA and demonstrates how we have grown and progressed as an institution that has always valued independence. Receiving TDAP marks a new era for our institution; these are exciting times for the AA. The process has required considerable work from all members of staff and students. I would like to take this opportunity to credit them for this major achievement’.

President of the AA Council, Victoria Thornton added, ‘the TDAP process has recognised our strong governance, academic standards, scholarship and teaching as well as the environment supporting the delivery of taught higher education programmes’.

The School’s application for Taught Degree Awarding Powers was supported by the Architects Registration Board, the Royal Institute of British Architects and The Open University.

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